What Are Cosmetic Orthodontics?

When we have teeth that sit unevenly in our smile, this could lead to troubles for our oral health and the appearance of our smile. However, sometimes people in Fort Worth, TX, still hesitate to seek treatment, worrying about the impact on their appearance. Fortunately, we have cosmetic orthodontic options to correct misalignment!

The Benefits of Finally Correcting Uneven Teeth

First, there is the obvious benefit: your appearance. Addressing uneven teeth can improve the beauty of your smile and instill a new level of confidence! In addition, correcting misalignment means you have an easier time brushing and flossing more effectively, which limits the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Treatment also reduces the strain on your jaw joints, limiting the chances of TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). If you have teeth that are crooked, crowded, or overlap, then talk to our team today.

The Invisalign® System

We start by examining your smile carefully to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. From there, we can decide which treatment option fits the smile best. For many teen and adults, we may suggest Invisalign®. Patients wear a series of clear aligners created from an acrylic material. We craft them based on detailed digital impressions, ensuring accuracy and precision. You wear a set every day for between 20 and 22 hours, moving on to the next in the series after about two weeks. The total process takes between a year and 18 months and helps improve your smile’s health and beauty! You can also remove them before meals, when your brush and floss, and prior to special occasions!

Tooth-Colored Brackets

If you do require braces, then we will offer ceramic brackets to limit their appearance. Braces work by adjusting tension in an arch wire that is connected to each tooth via a bracket on the front-facing side. Usually made from metal, these stand out against your teeth. However, we craft them from ceramic, a material that can be shaded to match the color of your surrounding tooth structure, this limits the appearance of your orthodontics, so they better blend with your smile. If you have any questions about these cosmetic orthodontic treatment options, then please contact our team today to learn more.

Ready to Try Cosmetic Braces?

If you would like to correct your crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, but you worry about the impact of metal braces, then talk to our team about cosmetic alternatives. We want you to feel proud of your smile, and during your treatment! To schedule a consultation, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.